Ritual, 1969 named as one of 2016’s 10 best books by Wales Arts Review

22 December 2016 - 11:59am

Ritual, 1969 named as one of 2016’s 10 best books by Wales Arts Review

22 December 2016 - 11:59am

Ritual, 1969, Jo Mazelis’ uncanny and quietly sinister new short story collection, has been named by Wales Arts Review as one of the ten best Welsh books of 2016.

On choosing the winning books, Wales Arts Review stated:

Some tough decisions had to be made, but the writers at Wales Arts Review eventually managed to agree on the 10 best books to come from Welsh writers or Welsh publishers in 2016. From the Hitler Youth to a rewriting of the history of visual arts in Wales, the list provides a diverse reading list and a rich pool of ideas and talent. Yet again, Welsh literature proves to be in extremely rude health.

Read John Lavin’s glittering review of Ritual, 1969 on the Wales Arts Review website.

 

About Ritual, 1969:

This darkly gothic collection of stories explores the unsettling borderland between reality and the supernatural. Ranging from early twentieth-century France to 1960s South Wales and contemporary Europe, Jo Mazelis’ singular vision and poetic language creates characters caught up in events and feelings they do not fully understand or control, giving the book its uncanny focus. Not all is as it seems in a world where first impressions may only conceal disguises and false trails - and there's no going back.
A thrilling third collection from the author of Jerwood Award winning novel Significance.